The Mets and Minnesota Twins have come to a tentative trade for All-Star pitcher Johan Santana. He goes to the Mets for outfielder Carlos Gomez, and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey.
The deal is subject to Santana passing a physical, and the Mets have 72 hours to sign him to a contract extension. Santana is also expected to waive his no-trade clause if the contract is hammered out. He is looking for a seven-year deal, around $20 million per year. I'm sure that a deal will get done by the deadline.
This is very good news. The trade is an absolute steal for the Mets. They get the ace starting pitcher they need, the Red Sox keep their blue chip prospects, Santana goes to the National League and the Yankees don't get their tentacles around him.